Wage Theft Workshop October 4, 2017

A wage theft collection celebration
Discussing a wage theft complaint







The Community of Friends in Action, Inc., will present a workshop on wage theft on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 7:15 at the Palisades Park Public Library, 257 Second Street in Palisades Park.  Free and open to the public.

Nearly all the workers report having experienced wage theft.  An employer will pick them up for a day or week’s work (or more) and at the end of the agreed period refuse to pay.  Excuses range from “I don’t have the money today but will pay you next week” to “The contractor hasn’t paid me so I can’t pay you,” “I don’t like the quality of your work,” and more.

In fact is, any employer for whom a worker does an agreed-upon day or week or more of work owes that person the wage agreed on.  Even for people without documents, the Department of Labor provides protection for this practice.  CoFIA’s wage theft committee hears many such complaints and is able to assist with some (but not all).  A last resort may be to file the complaint with the NJ Department of Labor, and most such filings result in judgments for the worker.  However, the DOL has very limited enforcement power, so many judgments do not result in money for the worker.  Some do come to fruition, however, and make a big difference.  One group of workers won a large case which the DOL agreed could be paid out in increments over a number of years.  These workers are still receiving regular checks–always a nice surprise when it has been so long since the judgment.

Anyone who has a complaint is encouraged to call us at 201-598-2253.  Our coordinator will arrange a meeting to take the details of the case, which must include specific information on the days and hours worked and not paid; the name and contact information of the employer; and the name and contact information of the worker.  In Spanish or English.



¿Que hacer?

FECHA:       Miércoles   Octubre 4, 2017

HORA:         7:15  a 8:45 P.M.

LUGAR:       Biblioteca Pública de Palisades Park

DIRECCIÓN: 257 2nd Street,  Palisades Park , NJ


Para familias  en la comunidad.

Llame al 201-598-2253


Presentado Por:

Comunidad de Amigos en Acción, Inc.

P.O. Box 313, Leonia, NJ 07605.



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